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ethylene cyanohydrin

Product name ethylene cyanohydrin
Synonyms 3-hydroxypropionitrile
2-cyanoethyl alcohol
2-hydroxyethyl cyanide
GOST no data
CAS 109-78-4

Ethylene cyanohydrin is a clear colorless liquid. It is miscible with water; readily soluble in alcohols, diethyl ether, acetone, benzene; practically insoluble in petroleum ether.


Ethylene cyanohydrin is produced by interaction of ethylene oxide with hydrogen cyanide.


  • Ethylene cyanohydrin is an intermediate compound in production of acrylonitrile, acrylates and a number of organic products;
  • for preparation of insecticides, pharmaceuticals and flavouring agents;

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